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Annual picnic in the archipelago (Grinda)

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM

With the warm weather starting to arrive in Stockholm, it's time to start thinking about our annual ex-pat meet-up in the archipelago! Picnicking at Grinda has become a great summer tradition! Please save the date!

What to bring:
- Food & drinks for yourself
- 1-time BBQ grills if you want to BBQ
- Picnic blankets
- Bathing suits for the swimmers
- A beach ball or any games to enjoy the day

We will be on the 10am ferry.  Please give yourself enough time to get a spot on the ferry.  For your help, I've listed some of the other Waxholmsbolagets Boat's ferry times to Grinda below (there are also other boat companies that go to Grinda).  The ferry will take you to the Södra Grinda stop - from there we will walk to the Norra Grinda rocks / beach location that we went to last year.

My phone number is 0767109471.

Time: 10:00am*
Departure from Strömkajen with Waxholmsbolagets Boat
Going to Grinda
Cost ~90sk each way

(Other Waxholmsbolagets Boat times to Grinda for Sat, Aug 10: 8:00, 9:30, 10:00*, 11:30, 12:00)


Strömkajen - boat departure location:
http://www.waxholmsbolaget.com/archipelagotraffic/archipelago-traffic/terminals/

You can get other departure times/locations from:

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.com/visitor/resa/resmal/grinda/

There is now a free app for the Stockholm archipelago called appipelago available on itunes. It has information on ferry schedules and island information:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appipelago-offline-guide-to/id657306961?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

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  • Andreas

    August 11, 2013

    • Amy

      Great photos Andrei! Impressed you camped overnight too!

      1 · August 12, 2013

    • Andreas

      I'll go again this weekend and camp on other island, I am planning to leave on Friday evening after work. Might be Utö or Moja... :) I enjoy the nature and camping in wild places...

      August 12, 2013

  • Amy

    Thanks to everyone who came to Grinda! It was a very successful trip, I think we had about 40 people in attendance. A great bunch of people and the weather was fab - what more could you want?!

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Linda L

    Thanks Amy for organising!, it was nice. (If we return to the same venue again it would be worth putting a comment about footware suitable for walking over rocks in the meeting description, thanks)

    August 11, 2013

    • Amy

      You are most welcome Linda! Thanks for coming along! Sorry you had a problem with your footware. It was mentioned in the brief that we would be walking from Södra Grinda to the Norra Grinda rocks/beach location.

      August 12, 2013

  • Mahmoud Ahmed I.

    It was a great day and i met alot lovely people :)

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Danny L.

    Thanks Amy for organising and support. It was my first but I did not feel left out! Made some awesome friend that otherwise couldn't have happened.

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Anette R.

    great!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • AlanaWeibull

    Great day out on Grinda with an absolutely lovely group of people! Already looking forward to next year's trip. Amy, thank you for getting us all together for this fantastic day!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An absolutely great day! Fantastic company & wonderful memories! So good to meet everyone. Thanks Amy & co. for pulling us altogether! Xx

    2 · August 10, 2013

    • Amy

      Great to meet you all! Had a fabulous day - lots of fun!

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • Mahmoud Ahmed I.

    we are on board

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Andreas

    I've seen a reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). And a grizzly bear! Stockholm has lots of them! :-O :-O :-O

    1 · August 10, 2013

    • Andreas

      Btw, I will be the only one tenting over the night? :-D

      August 10, 2013

    • Danny L.

      Sorry, Andrei, could have joined but have an appointment tonight. Maybe another time!

      August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Picnic packed!
    Family & I aiming for the 10am ferry.
    Happy Days!

    1 · August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are on the Cinderella 2! It's just leaving now from Nybroplan
      Be there in 1hr 20min
      You can spot us as our daughter is dressed like a fairy!

      2 · August 10, 2013

  • AlanaWeibull

    Looks like a great day and turnout! Amy, thanks again for organizing! I'm on the ferry with sleeping Stella - will join you upstairs in a bit :)

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Danny L.

    On the ferry, any one on board?

    August 10, 2013

  • Roshni

    Hey I am not going to be able to make it now. Sorry guys x

    August 10, 2013

  • Danny L.

    Guys, it's sunny in slussen!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Aleksandar N.

    Wake up .... time to go :))

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Leonardo

    It will be awesome!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Nagarajan G.

    Sorry,coudnt make this time.. hangover

    August 10, 2013

  • Semo

    Sorry something came up! Have a fab day !!!

    August 9, 2013

  • Victoria H.

    I'll be working. Have a good time.

    August 9, 2013

  • Amy

    Wow, 160 people attending. I will be contacting waxholmbolaget to confirm numbers on Wednesday, so please update your RSVP if your situation has changed.

    2 · August 4, 2013

    • Rose

      lloks as it is only 3 boats to get in time - at 8, at 930 and 1000

      August 9, 2013

    • Amy

      No, they are just aware the 10am service from Strömkajen may be busier than usual. However as the weather is not looking as good as last weekend then I don't think there will be a problem with space. There is also a 10am boot leaving from Strandvägen. And often people catch a later boat.

      August 9, 2013

  • Rose

    136 attending! wow!

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Gökhan D.

    So what do you think guys? Is it going to rain or not :) That's the million dollar question I guess..

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to meeting new people and seeing this beautiful area. I don't really know where to go yet, so if anyone is interested in going together, it would be fun!

    July 13, 2013

    • Jeffrey

      Hey Neighbor, lmk if you haven't found a travel buddy yet. I'm in the gamlastan area.

      August 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Jeffrey! Small world! I have not yet found a travel buddy for tomorrow. I'll send you an email now.

      August 9, 2013

  • Andreas

    Anyone planning to do overnight camping with his own tent? I would like to stay one night on Grinda and take back the boat to Stockholm next day. :-)

    August 8, 2013

    • Narsis Aftab K.

      I would like also to camp there!

      August 8, 2013

    • Andreas

      Narsis, you would like OR you will camp? I hope that more people will join...

      August 8, 2013

  • Shah H.

    still on vacation :(

    August 8, 2013

  • Bridget

    Can't make it :( have fun! and hopefully no thunder.

    August 8, 2013

  • Raj Kumar M.

    :( will not be able to make it since I got caught with my cricket tournament !!!! But was looking forward to this too :( Hate it when dates clash..

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great! Are families with young children welcome or is it adult only?

    Thx

    July 31, 2013

    • Amy

      Yes of course families are welcome. We will heading to the northern side of Grinda which is the typical of the Stockholm archipelago - basking on the rocks and picnicking under the trees. There is also a good spot to go swimming even for small children. In south Grinda there is a sandy beach.

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It would be nice to join and to meet new people as we are still waiting for our Biometric ID to be release hopefully 3rd or end week of July. I hope we are already adjusted on the time and climate before the schedule date. Looking forward in meeting you all!

    July 16, 2013

  • Noman A.

    can it happen on 3rd August instead? please :)

    July 9, 2013

    • Amy

      Thanks Linda.

      1 · July 11, 2013

    • Noman A.

      I just posted a query :) but anyways, its nice that the event is happening after all. Thanks !

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry.. i wouldn't be in stockholm at that time :( my bad!!!

    July 9, 2013

  • Javad J.

    August 10 is to late!

    June 24, 2013

    • Amy

      Over the past few years we have always organised this meet-up in early-mid August. Most people are back from their summer holidays and the sea is warmest at this time of year for swimming.

      2 · June 24, 2013

    • AlanaWeibull

      agree! it's a great time and has worked really well all around :)

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where was the next meeting

    Map of possible explanatory

    July 8, 2013

    • Amy

      I'll post all the details shortly with the ferry schedules etc, but the idea is we get the 10am ferry from Strömkajen. If you came to the previous trips it will be in the same vicinity - in north Grinda. The 10am boat docks at south Grinda and we will walk across the island to the north side. It is less busy there and we can usually have the whole area to ourselves. Of course people are welcome to go anywhere in the island.

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • Tobias

    Hopefully I am free, then I will come.

    June 30, 2013

  • Aline

    Hey- Can I come even though this would be my first expat Meetup?

    June 24, 2013

    • Amy

      Yes of course! Hope to see you there!

      June 24, 2013

    • Aline

      Thanks guys! Looking forward to it :)

      June 27, 2013

  • Richard S.

    I'll be freshly moved into the country on the 6th! So I'd happily come along!

    Ric

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Scott

    A little more notice next time would be nice, but I'll try to make it. ;)

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • AlanaWeibull

    can't wait!

    2 · May 6, 2013

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